In fact, as I drive to cosmetic acupuncturist Melissa Day’s treatment room on Ipswich Waterfront to allow her to insert those fine, orange tipped needles around my cheeks, eyes, nose and mouth, I feel strangely nervous.
I’ve never had any kind of acupuncture before, probably precisely because I’m not a fan of needles. I have to sit down for fear of fainting if I so canada goose outlet in chicago much as think of canada goose buy uk a needle wielding medic coming anywhere near me.
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And anyway, if there is any discomfort it indicates the needle is at a point where there’s some energy imbalance to clear. So it’s a positive thing.
Melissa, who grew up in Diss, has been doing cosmetic acupuncture for the last three years and has developed her own, unique take on the procedure, which she calls Niroshini Cosmetic Acupuncture.
The idea is that as well as providing a non surgical facelift it’s a holistic treatment, addressing other areas of health and wellbeing and treating skin conditions, such as muscle tone and acne.
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Cosmetic acupuncture is becoming increasingly popular as a natural alternative to Botox and even facelifts. Celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Jennifer Aniston, Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna are said to be fans.
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“Women I interviewed talked about it in terms of it being addictive,” Prof Berkowitz has been quoted as saying. “One said she was ‘crack like’ about it.”
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“Botox is a toxin and we don’t know if it will have any long term effects on people’s health,” says Melissa. “Acupuncture, on the other hand, has been around for centuries and stimulates the body to heal itself naturally. This is enhancing rather than changing you. A lot of people want something more natural.
“Unlike Botox, which abates in to the system, the cosmetic acupuncture treatment works in the days following the treatment as it stimulates facial muscles and collagen production. I have even had clients who have previously had cosmetic surgery but have been more satisfied with the results and long lasting effects of the cosmetic acupuncture. And cosmetic surgery is far more costly.”
Before we begin, Melissa explains that she will insert needles at specific facial points to stimulate different muscle groups. Some will be for health and others will be cosmetic, which involves a slightly different angling of the needle.
“I’ve developed my own method of working because I think it’s important to treat the health side as well,” she says. “I believe if you’re feeling well on the inside it’s going to show on the outside. It’s a holistic experience that involves massage and other techniques as well.”
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“There’s no set number of treatments that a person will need,” she tells me. “Some need a course of 10 and then a top up session every six months to a year, others might see results in two to three sessions. It’s unique to the individual each time you will see a difference. People who have Botox tend to want a quick answer. This is progressive but the results are better, I think. It stimulates the muscles so the face can do the work itself.”
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I close my eyes and Melissa tells me to breathe in before I feel a slight canada goose junior uk jab but no pain. As the needle ‘settles’ there’s a slight tingling, warming sensation that’s not unpleasant. This procedure is repeated 34 times. Only the needles in my eyebrow area are slightly uncomfortable. Melissa tells me this correlates to my digestive area and indicates an energy imbalance that the acupuncture will address.
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Once I’ve come round she removes the needles, applying arnica gel in case of bruising (of which there is none) and giving me a relaxing arm, shoulder and neck massage.
Afterwards I feel less tense and more relaxed than I’ve cheap canada goose felt for a long time. I’m not sure any wrinkles are smoothed but my skin definitely looks brighter and more luminous. I need to avoid tea and coffee for 72 hours as my body will be detoxing, Melissa tells me.
That night, I sleep well and it may be my imagination but my skin seems to look healthier in the morning.
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